Last Week, the Eighth graders took four state tests: ELA, writing, math, and science.
Overall, my testing went pretty well. For me, I consider myself to be pretty good at math, and decent at ELA and writing. Science, on the other hand, is an absolute nightmare.
Personally, I haven’t taken a science class in two years; I take S.T.E.M. instead. I know a lot of people in my grade are on the same boat as well. Although S.T.E.M. has done a lot of things to prepare us for the science state test, the majority of everything on the test was new to me and I could not understand it a single bit.
Since a lot of S.T.E.M. students were having the same problems, I think that students who take science and students who take S.T.E.M. should have different state tests. The new tests for S.T.E.M. would include things that we have learned during the school year in those classes, such as engineering related stuff.
I don’t think it would be too hard to do, plus it would be a big help to us students.